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Koala Hospital

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Address: Lord Street | Macquarie Nature Reserve, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6584 1522
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Description: The world's first hospital dedicated to these creatures.

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Family friendly with many tourists from overseas

The tour guides are informative and entertaining. Lots of little goodies at their store with the profits going directly to the welfare of the Koalas. Picnic area as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The tour guides are informative and entertaining. Lots of little goodies at their store with the profits going directly to the welfare of the Koalas. Picnic area as well.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a great place to take the kids,,,shows them how frail they really are....visit the cages and see them recovering from illness with a small shop where you can donate or buy little koala things.....well worth a visit

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Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to find a nice volunteer who spent time with our family to explain the history of each of the Koala's. What a great place to go - and free! Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous tour of the hospital and its current patients. Lots of info from the guide and good to see the handlers in action with those poor sick and injured koalas. Keep up the great work.

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Chipping Norton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The 3pm tour today was very informative done by a clearly passionate volunteer.. We are glad we visited.. Our 3yo enjoyed being so close as well.. Don't leave without opening your wallets as this place needs financial support

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a great FREE activity to do whilst in Port Macquarie. We went to the 3pm tour, it's a small place but we all learnt a lot and really enjoyed the experience. Our 8 year olds got a lot out of it. Highly recommend visiting the hospital and making a donation.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is important to understand this is not a petting zoo but a hospital to heal injured koalas and look after those that are unable to return to the wild. In this context everyone, little and big kids, will thoroughly appreciate a visit here. It is best to take the free guided tour. The guide is informative and you will... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice little place with sick koalas! You have an option of "adopting" a koala to contribute to what these amazing people do! This certificate is sent to your home and it's a nice little thing as a gift, especially for tourists! Overall excellent experience seeing so many koalas and seeing how they recover!

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a marvellous job this place does! The day we visited there wasn't a lot of new patients but there are a few permanent residents who are unable to be released back to the wild. Well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Only small, but very nice to visit if in the area. Nice gift shop and grounds. There is a room to view the koalas having medical treatment. Koalas look happy and well cared for.

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